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Old 07-10-2019, 02:12 PM
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Update on Amy..

...this poor birb went thru hell today We just got home! The first words out of Doc Kristin's mouth were "hmmm...this is interesting" ( scares the beegeezus outta me when I hear that) First was just a visual look..then Amy got a light sedative,some sort of liquid in each of his noses ( Doc said like a valium) within minutes Amy had a good buzz going and was barely giving the doc a fight. The vet tech had him wrapped in a towel and restrained gently. The Doc then put a cream on the growth to numb it and inserted a needle to draw out this gel-like looking puss (thought I was gonna gag!) she did this a couple times and put the "stuff" on a slide then gently messaged the area to remove anything remaining. Next his nails got a good trim then blood was taken from a leg for bloodwork.

Sooooo..the doc said it looks like a cyst of some sort. Under the microscope she saw a lot of bacteria and gave me a bottle of Amoxacillin to be give twice a day for ten days. Its a rather large dose and I have no clue how to administer it. Certainly too much for a small piece of English muffin.
Doc said it could be caused by diet. Now I've been feeding Amy Bird Street Bistro I'm wondering if that may be causing this. Doc said more Vitamin A will help. She doesn't believe this to be cancerous but COULD be so the slide(s) are being sent to a pathologist.

Trying to wake Amy up was a huge scare to me. The doc administer meds to reverse the sedative and it took him a half hour or more to finally be able to stand and hold his head up. Even now he still is having a bit of trouble climbing but is much better.
So it'll be a week before I know for sure. Doc said the cyst will fill again,could take 6 months or more. Amy may need surgery at some point
I'm gonna go cry now....


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Old 07-10-2019, 02:44 PM
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Re: Update on Amy..

Hang in there Jim. Good luck to you guys

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Old 07-10-2019, 03:08 PM
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Re: Update on Amy..

Poor Amy, poor Jim! Cysts don’t always refill though and hopefully Amy’s won’t!
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:29 PM
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Re: Update on Amy..

Big Amazon Feather Hugs for both of you guys!
Sounds like Amy and Julio have a link as he is also easily effected by such drugs. May want to put a note to yourself that Amy only needs about half to 2/3's of a 'normal' amount.

Also, good friend, never leave your CAV's office without a quick review of providing medication(s). Unless one is providing medications on an ongoing bases, it never hurts to review.
Call and ask regarding the process specific to medication. I ask every time, just in case something has changed, etc...
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:34 PM
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Re: Update on Amy..

Ohhhh, so rough for both of you! So glad you got treatment! I hope you can come up with good idea for meds, you can always ask for different meds in smaller quantities. Vets can work with you on that.
I think this is not a super scary thing to go through, it's treatable, just one that's a little frustrating in the cyst things take time to cure.
Best wishes to you and your Amy!!! Big hugs!
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:47 PM
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Re: Update on Amy..

Count your blessings Jim, the news could have been worse. Maybe you need a bourbon to help relax you. I dread the day when I have to figure out how to give Nike meds.

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You're in my heart's deepest thoughts, prayers and love. Always.
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Re: Update on Amy..

Quote: Originally Posted by SailBoat View Post
Big Amazon Feather Hugs for both of you guys!
Sounds like Amy and Julio have a link as he is also easily effected by such drugs. May want to put a note to yourself that Amy only needs about half to 2/3's of a 'normal' amount.

Also, good friend, never leave your CAV's office without a quick review of providing medication(s). Unless one is providing medications on an ongoing bases, it never hurts to review.
Call and ask regarding the process specific to medication. I ask every time, just in case something has changed, etc...
'Boats I always double check about meds. He is to get 0.5ml of this stuff. I just gave the first dose on a small piece of bread and he chowed down. Back to his normal self,alert and mumbling Amazon stuff and climbing around in his house.
Tomorrow I go get almond butter,the doc kind of foo-foo'd peanut butter (too much fat and doesn't need it with his heart problem)


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Old 07-10-2019, 07:21 PM
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Amy... You know your dad really, really loves you right??? Be a good boy and get well/healthy soon you hear????


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Re: Update on Amy..

Oh no! We’re on team Amy praying for speedy recovery. Hang in there!


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